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The next #GTALUG meeting is on Tuesday, February 13 with David Wolever presenting -- Postgres, MVCC, and You (or, why COUNT(*) is slow). Meeting page -- gtalug.org/meeting/2018-02/

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FYI, when sharing a link, check if the following are present in the URL

utm_content
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utm_source
utm_campaign
#sm.( followed by random string)

These are “engagement trackers” and they can reveal your source for the URL

Consider the #privacy implications if you include them. They’re not needed for the website you’re visiting to actually show you the content

I finally got my XMPP server up and running! My JID is me@mylesb.ca.

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Registrations on bsd.network are now *open*!

I have pre-reserved the names for the projects, and a few others. If you would like to take control of those, please email the admins so we can ensure the proper people have them.

#bsd #openbsd #freebsd #netbsd #hardenedbsd #bsdnow

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Mahsa also makes another point in her talk that is very important.

She mentions that we can't just tell Iranians to move away from using Telegram because it is as much a social and cultural phenomenon as much it is a technical one.

According to her, Telegram provides a framework that permeates Iranian internet culture in a very specific way.

She says that we should focus on making Telegram better and that Telegram should be more proactive rather than reactive to human rights issues.

Only two more hours and I get to go on vacation!

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mastodon.host is using a Javascript miner.

Well I'm glad to have my own instance.

mstdn.io/media/k3y3N4iEdFCHP6U

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I've got the brains
You've got the looks
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

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You can now watch Lightning talks from December 2017 #GTALUG meeting -- youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUg

The topics are:

1. Terraform by Myles Braithwaite
2. Remacs by Christopher Browne
3. Humble Pie by Trent Drake
4. OnePlus 5 Review by Evan Leibovitch
5. How Completing in CTF Made Me a Better Linux User by Myles Braithwaite
6. Facebook Prophet by Myles Braithwaite

The video of talks I gave at Tuesday's @gtalug meeting are up:

📊 Facebook Prophet: youtube.com/watch?v=OKJak97E-x

🐧 How Completing in CTF Made Me a Better Linux User: youtube.com/watch?v=IvYxqeeIyd

🛣 Terraform: youtube.com/watch?v=H0elmnSGoL

Check them out!

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The only safe way to transfer data is grabbing floppy discs from teenage boys in dark alleys while you ride a skateboard.

#Infosec

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me: so what do you think

you: i can see where youre coming from. but your plan to hack into the banking system and set everybodys bank balance to $69,420 would not actually create communism